Excelsior Journeys

Excelsior Journeys

Inspired by the international bestselling young adult / science-fiction novel Excelsior, this weekly interview show puts the spotlight on both up-and-coming and established creative talents who share their journey to success.

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August 7, 2022 29 min

This week on Excelsior Journeys, host and producer George Sirois welcomes back - for a third time! - artist Elizabeth Meggs. Coming off of a huge physical setback from being hit by a car earlier this year, Elizabeth is ready to unveil her latest exhibit of art and design entitled Found & Lost! If you are in Brooklyn, make sure you're there for the opening night event this Saturday, August 13 from 6 to 9pm at the Sweet Lorra...

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Right after a multi-author book signing at Barnes & Noble in Ladue, Missouri, host, producer, and one of the three authors George Sirois got to sit down with the other authors of the event: Micheal Anderson and AJ Skelly.

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This week on Excelsior Journeys, host and producer George Sirois had the privilege of speaking with author, entrepreneur, yoga instructor, and Endless Stages co-founder Michael Harris to talk more about the Endless Stages promotion with Podmatch and the 10th anniversary of his book Falling Down, Getting Up: A Story of Overcoming Life to Live, as well as so much more! It's a conversation as eclectic as this week's guest.

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To finish up this broadcast trilogy of FanExpo STL Sketch Duels, host and producer George Sirois takes you to a showdown between two veteran comic artists, Bo Hampton and Alex Saviuk. Both had lots of stories to tell while having fun bringing the sketch ideas from the audience to life.

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On Day 2 of FanExpo STL, host and producer George Sirois was given several more sketch duels to moderate, and this one in particular was very special. Instead of three rounds of sketches, artists Chad Hardin and Chris Campana got to put all their efforts into one sketch that was agreed upon by the audience.

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On Day 1 of FanExpo STL, host and producer George Sirois was given the honor of moderating his very first sketch duel, which is when members of the audience shout out the name of a character and an action they are doing, and the two artists bring those requests to life on their sketch pads. For the very first installment of this Sketch Duel miniseries, artists Tone Rodriguez and Talent Caldwell faced each other while discussing how...

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This week, host and producer George Sirois continues the look back at FanExpo STL with a special interview from the pre-event gathering at Apotheosis Comics & Lounge. During the festivities, George was able to sit down with voice actor Charles Martinet, who, for the past three decades, has been the voice of Mario himself! They talked about how Charles found the inspiration for Mario, his decision to go in a completely different...

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The look back at FanExpo STL continues! Early on in the weekend, host & producer George Sirois got to sit down with each of the stars of the upcoming Kevin Smith film Clerks III: Trevor Fehrman (Elias), Brian O'Halloran (Dante), and Jeff Anderson (Randal).

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It's Episode 150 of the Excelsior Journeys podcast, and host & producer George Sirois got to celebrate this milestone at FanExpo STL by speaking with voice actor Rob Paulsen, the man behind Yakko Warner and Pinky from Animaniacs, Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and much more. The two discussed Rob meeting fans at conventions, his victory over throat cancer, his Talkin' Toons podcast (access every episode on S...

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Macabre Theatre Host Ivonna Cadaver has made her long-awaited return to Excelsior Journeys as she and host & producer George Sirois sit down with Michael B of the TerrorTalk podcast and psychic medium Heather Campbell. The four of them enjoyed a spirited conversation on Facebook Live, discussing some upcoming segments on YTA's Macabre Theatre with Ivonna and Mike sharing the small screen, Heather's experiences as a para...

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The month-long salute to writers on Excelsior Journeys concludes with this week's conversation with John Griffin, creator of From, the hit science-fiction / horror television series. John and host & producer George Sirois talked about their time together at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, how John decided to make his way to California, the different projects he worked on that led to him winning the Niccol Fell...

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The month-long tribute to writers continues on, and this week, host and producer George Sirois gives listeners a look at the night before FanExpo STL, to Apotheosis Comics and Lounge in St. Louis, Missouri. This was where George sat down with comic creator Conor McCreery and the two discussed how Conor came up with the idea for what would become his signature series "Kill Shakespeare," how he started working on the Assassin...

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The Excelsior Journeys podcast continues its month-long salute to writers with a conversation with author T.J. McGowan. Just like with other firsts in our lives, we writers never forget the first book we've launched, and McGowan has finally experienced his with the launch of "Timeless Gardens and Other Beautiful Miseries." He and host / producer George Sirois discuss how T.J. became inspired to write in the first place,...

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In 2020, author EC Stilson was diagnosed with Stage 4 Melanoma and was only given two more years. Instead of allowing that to defeat her, she has not only fought the cancer with everything she has, but she has also done everything possible to keep her positive outlook and spread it to others. This drive has manifested itself into her new memoir, titled Two More Years, which can be purchased on Amazon HERE, and Excelsior Journeys ho...

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In November 2018, host and producer George Sirois had the pleasure of - after knowing her for over five years - speaking with author and publisher EC Stilson and offering a platform for her to share her fascinating story. After dealing with so much in her life, including a period of homelessness, she is always willing to share her positive outlook and is always willing to help other writers with whatever they may need.

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New York Times Bestselling Author David Morrell has been on "a long road" since 1972, when his debut novel First Blood introduced the world to John Rambo. On this week's episode of Excelsior Journeys, host and producer George Sirois sits down with David to discuss the impact this iconic character has made over the past fifty years in print and forty years on the big screen. (They even give a mention to the Saturday morn...

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Back in December 2021, podcaster Ryan Pak of Soundtrack Your LIfe welcomed Excelsior Journeys host and producer George Sirois to come on his show and talk about a specific soundtrack album that inspired me in some way. To close out this month's look at different podcasts, Ryan was gracious enough to allow the audio to be repurposed for Excelsior Journeys. Enjoy!

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For Episode 4 of Excelsior Journeys: The First Steps, host George Sirois looks back at his conversation with actress / writer / director / producer / yoga instructor Kristina Erikson. They talked about their time together at Marymount Manhattan College, Kristina continuing on her journey as an actress after graduation, how yoga played a major role in regaining the confidence in herself, how the highs and lows in her life prompted h...

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April 18, 2022 102 min

In 2021, radio personality and podcaster Mike Seibert welcomed George Sirois into a Transformers group on Facebook filled with thousands of fans and a collection of voice actors, writers, showrunners, and more! It set the stage for the TransFormers: The Movie 35th Anniversary Retrospective month on Excelsior Journeys in August 2021. This week, George was finally able to welcome Mike to the podcast so he could share his epic journey...

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For Episode 3 of Excelsior Journeys: The First Steps, host and producer George Sirois looks back at his weekend at the 2018 authors & readers convention Penned Con (www.pennedcon.com), when he spoke with USA Today Bestselling Authors Michelle Lynn & Michelle Bryan. They talked about how the two authors found each other through the muck of negativity known as Goodreads and how they decided to collaborate on a story which wou...

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